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|2 weeks 6 days ago||Cazzie||
I would love to see games from the Cazzie Russell era again. I was 10 years old at the time and the recollections are fuzzy (as was the picture back in those days). I guess my first choice would be the matchups with Princeton in the Holiday Classic at the old Madison Square Garden in December of 1964 and later that March in the NCAA semifinals.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||There are limits on how many non-Canadians can be||
There are limits on how many non-Canadians can be on one team.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Thom Pullen and Dave Raimey||
Thom Pullen was a counselor at Camp Michigan is when I was there as a kid. I was very excited to find his cfl football card on the internet a few years ago. Dave Rainey was a big cfl star as I recall and I think 19365pm Rose Bowl mvp Mel Anthony had a good cfl career.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||1974 class||
The 1974 class included Mark Donahue - 2 time All-American, 2 time all Big Ten and played in NFL; Walt Downing - All-American, 2 time all Big Ten and played in NFL; Billy Dufek - All Big Ten; and Mike Kenn - All Big Ten, 1st Round NFL draft pick and multiple year All-NFL and a couple other guys.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||obstructed view||
The seats with obstructed view are the ones in the first few rows on the lower level.
|7 weeks 20 hours ago||Both||
Orr was about 6-5 or 6-6 and Frieder in the 5-9 or 5-10 range
|7 weeks 22 hours ago||Joel Thompson's afro||
The late Joel Thompson (20) may have had the best 'fro on that squad though it did not have the floppiness of Baxter's. He wore his hair in cornrows most of the time, bringing out the 'fro only for games and team pictures. Bobby Jones's (41) wasn't bad either.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Griff Whalen||
2008 class included Griff Whalen as a preferred walk-on. Played as a true freshman and later led team in receiving yards. He has played the last two years with Indianapolis Colts.
|7 weeks 1 day ago||Griff Whalen||
Harbaugh's 2008 class at Stanford included Griff Whalen as a preferred walk-on. He played as a true freshman and led the team in receiving yards one year. He has played the last two seasons with the Indianapolis Colts.
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Reason for uptick 70s and drop in 1980||
The reason for that big uptick in the late 1970s was not Orr packing the roster with walk-ons in search of guys who could play his basketball, and the sudden dip in 1980 was not Title IX chopping two thirds of that roster. The reason was the creation and elimination of the junior varsity team. In 1972-73 season freshman were eligible for the first time, which meant there was no longer much point in a freshman team and not really enough players to fill out the team. So they instituted a new team - the junior varsity - which was composed of scholarship freshmen and pehaps sophomores that weren't going to see playing time on the varsity (redshirt candidates) and walk-ons from the general student population that were selected through tryouts. Those players are showing up in the Bentley data. Orr wasn't packing the roster with walk-ons to for guys to play varsity, it was to fill the junior varsity roster. I am not sure when the team was eliminated, but if there was a big dip in 1980, my surmise is that it happened then. At some point the number of scholarship players crept down due to NCAA rule changes which meant that fewer scholarship players needed to find playing time on JV, so it no longer served much function. A few schools, eg UNC, still have their junior varsity and the Tar Heels usually have a couple guys at the end of the bench who are senior walk-ons that played on the JV team for a few years. The UNC JV team mainly plays Community Colleges because so few D-I schools have them anymore.
|13 weeks 20 hours ago||stubhub fees||
The best thing about selling to someone through the board is that you and the buyer save over 25% in Stubhub fees.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Seton Hall and Butler||
are the two Big East teams not participating. I would have hoped for Villanova to have a better matchup than Nebraska, which looks to be depleted next year.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||Cincinnati schedule status||
According to Dylan at UMHoops http://www.umhoops.com/information/future-schedules/
MBB is set for a home and home with Cincinnati sometime between next season and the 2018-19 season. No details on which years and who hosts first.
|16 weeks 1 day ago||Three calls in crunch time particularly||
1 Winslow just runs right through the established defender and instead of picking up his fourth he knocks down two free throws.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||NJIT and EMU losses||
The losses to NJIT and EMU were not necessarily NCAA tourney disqualifying. If Levert and Walton had not gotten injured, I don't think it would have been unreasonable for the team to have picked up 4 more wins during the Big Ten season. That would have put them at 12-6 in the conference and with a profile for the committee that would have been very similar to Purdue, who lost at home to North Florida and Gardner-Webb. Purdue made the tourney comfortably as a 9 seed.
|28 weeks 2 days ago||I am going with the same score||
as in the first NCAA basketball championship game - Oregon 46, Ohio State 33.
|28 weeks 4 days ago||Made history||
First player to score a touchdown in both the Rose Bowl and the Super Bowl
|32 weeks 6 days ago||Hackett and Miles||
Not taking a position on whether Michigan should hire Miles if Harbaugh cannot be induced to come, or what any of his baggage is or isn't. I would point out, though, that Miles was only one year ahead of Hackett at Michigan. Miles was an offensive guard buried on the depth chart and Hackett was a center, also buried on the depth chart. I have no idea if they have kept in touch through all the years, but I imagine they knew each other pretty well from their time on the team. Accordingly, Hackett is likely to have his own opinion on Miles and not be influenced as much by what others think of Miles.
|33 weeks 4 days ago||Dwight Hicks||
Dwight Hicks (Michigan football 1974-77) has appeared in How I Met Your Mother among many others - http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0382846/.
|36 weeks 1 day ago||Campy's brothers||
Campy does have two brothers that also played in the NBA. Older brother, Frank, played at U Detroit and then briefly with the Chicago Bulls. Little brother, Walker D., played at WMU and then with the Hawks, Pistons and Pacers.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||Morris v Minnesota||
I believe it is the shoulder injury that led to Morris starting against Minnesota. The coaches then realized that playing an injured Gardner was their best option.
|37 weeks 1 day ago||I totally agree with UMChicago||
I think Gardner injured his shoulder in the Notre Dame game. Early in that game his passes were crisp and accurate. They have not been so for the entire year since then. His only accurate throws have been ones that he lofts. That, to me, is the explanation as to why his mechanics are screwed up. He did put some zip on the ball to Funchess that came just before the touchdown, but he sidearmed it. To me, that is a sign (one of many) of a shoulder injury. As a Washington Nationals fan, watching Gardner throw has been like watching Ryan Zimmerman at 3B the last couple years, inaccurate throws, no zip, sidearming. He doesn't have the arm strength to throw the balls described by WiE because of injury. He used to be able to make those throws. Michigan has only thrown a handful of deep balls since Notre Dame because he can't make the throw.
|43 weeks 6 days ago||Wormley played||
Wormley played at least one series just before the FG that made it 23-10. He even shows up in your description of one pass play.
|46 weeks 12 hours ago||The 1992 Rose Bowl against||
The 1992 Rose Bowl against Washington with Steve Emtman and the bowl game against Tennessee (Capital One?) stand out to me as games we were never in.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||With Jim Smith at||
With Jim Smith at wingback.
The 1947 backfield with Bob Chappuis (AA), Bump Elliot (AA), Howard Yerges (All Big 10) and Jack Wiesenburger (with Kempthorn, Dworsky and Derricotte as backups; Pete Elliott was AA the next year but hardly saw the field in '47} may have set the standard.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||I have been to both||
We went to Michigania East in the summer of 2000 and to traditional Michigania in twice between 2002 and 2005. We had a great time at both. They are pretty similar overall. Tennis is a bigger deal at Michigania East due to the quality and number of the courts. There was also a daily adult softball game which was fun. The cabins at Michigania East are designed for a traditional (non-family) camp, so the setup is better at traditional Michigania in that regard. If you enjoyed the one, you will enjoy the other. We had a great time at both. My wife's work calendar did not jibe with the limited Michigania East calendar, so we were not able to return.
|1 year 12 hours ago||Knockdown jump shooter?||
Every single one of his jumpers in the tape was an airball.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Notre Dame does enforce the policy||
Notre Dame Athletic Department will occasionally buy tickets from Stubhub, ebay etc to identify whose tickets they are and then revoke rights.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Notre Dame resale policy||
Notre Dame has a strict no resale for more than face value policy which it actually makes efforts to enforce. Some alums have lost their right to buy tickets because of violations of the policy. This deters many potential sellers from participating in the resale market, thus reducing supply and driving up the cost for those that are made available.
|1 year 8 weeks ago||It is a good deal for most||
The regular price is 1 year for $69. This is two years for $69. The regular membership is tax deductible and this is not, so this is a better deal for those that don't itemize deductions. Recent grads, however, can get a better discount straight from the alumni association.